Monday, 5 April 2010

The vocabulary of Socialistspeak

Both Brown and Darling are referring to Cameron's plans to scrap Labour's NI increases as 'taking money out of the economy'.

Excuse me?

Ah, I see. For Statists, there is only one economy - the fantasy model, the make-believe, away-with-the-fairies command economy under the direction of the central State. For Brown and Darling, the State and the Economy are one - so depriving the State of additional taxes is 'taking money out of the economy'

In the real world, of course, not implementing the NI increase will maintain and encourage employment and the additional money retained in the real economy will multiply its impact. In the real world, 'taking money out of the economy' means allowing Labour to increase taxes and squander the product on non-productive ends.

3 comments:

Brian, follower of Deornoth said...

It used to be that cutting taxes was denounced by socialists as 'giving away money'. It now seems that failing to increase taxes is 'giving away money'.

BrianSJ said...

Reducing VAT was of course quite different. That was a 'stimulus'. Obvious really.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's as complicated as that. I suspect that Labour is simply trying to get as many baseless bullshit memes out there as possible - Tories will close hospitals, Tories will close schools, Tories will make us all eat Soylent Green made from ground-up Asylum Seekers and Single Mums.

Where Labour slogans are concerned, there need not be any connexion between a slogan and objective reality.